Workers Memorial Day events were held around the world last weekend. Here are some articles about many of the US events. Others weren’t covered in the press.


Workers Memorial Day
A Toronto streetcar is painted black to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace.

“Worker’s Memorial Day” Celebrates California’s Fallen Providers

Gov. Brown Declares April 28 as Workers Memorial Day

Coming together for a safer Tesla on Workers’ Memorial Day

Annette Brooks, Caltrans worker killed in Rio Dell, among those honored at annual memorial


Groton ceremony recognizes workers who died on job


Workers Memorial Day Ceremony honors lives lost


Workers Memorial Day gathering honors Macon County residents who have died on the job



Families of Decatur workers honor those who died on the job

Workers unite to memorialize people killed on-duty 


South Bend Workers Memorial Day holds moment of silence for Dr. Graham (With Video)

USW mourns steelworker deaths: ‘No amount of steel is worth your life’

‘Workers Memorial Day’ honors Hoosier workers

Iowa Workers Injured or Killed on the Job Honored During Statehouse Ceremony


Labor secretary to speak at Workers Memorial Day


Maine’s workers honored at gathering

Labor Council to host Workers Memorial Day/May Day Dinner


City, state officials celebrate Workers Memorial Day


Labor leaders: ‘We’re going the wrong way’ on safety

Md. must prioritize worker health and safety


Families look to put a stop to workplace deaths


Marquette-Alger communities host annual Workers Remembrance Day


MnDOT observes Worker Memorial Day, honors construction worker 56 years after his death 

Speech to Text for Fallen MnDOT workers honored

MnDOT Worker Memorial Day Promotes Construction Season Safety

Labor leaders gather to remember workers

New Hampshire

Fallen NH workers commemorated amid calls for worker safety

NH COSH: Every Worker Has The Right To Go Home Safely At The End Of Their Shift

New Jersey

Middlesex County Commemorates Workers’ Memorial Day

New York


Three Erie-Area Workers Killed on the Job Remembered During Workers Memorial Day

Labor Department, unions commemorate on-the-job deaths

Annual Workers Memorial Day Event May 5

Advocates for Workers Rights in CNY Observe Workers Memorial Day

A solemn prayer for safety in construction: 10 years of the Hardhat Memorial Mass

Workers Memorial Day Noted Thursday In Rhinelander

North Carolina

Activists honor workplace death victims, call for more protections (With video)

Mom speaks at rally on workplace fatalities in honor of daughter who was electrocuted while working as lifeguard

Advocates call for better workplace safety oversight

North Dakota

Labor Leaders, Workers Commemorate Those Who Lost Their Lives on the Job


Workers Memorial Day includes call for workplace safety

Steelworkers hold annual memorial service

Power to the workers


Labor Department, unions commemorate on-the-job deaths


Fallen Oregon Workers To Be Honored At Ceremony In Salem

South Carolina

SCDOT Workers Memorial honors those who died on the job

South Dakota

Families, workers, officials mark first Worker Memorial Day in Sioux Falls

South Dakota Honors Employees Killed in the Workplace


Farm workers remember laborer who died on the job

L&I Memorial Ceremony Honoring 65

West Virginia

Workers Memorial Day time to support safety

Annual memorial held for steel workers lost in Weirton


The Milwaukee Area Labor Council held an event. Photos here.

Construction workers killed on the job remembered in Madison

Construction workers remember lives lost

La Crosse recognizes fallen workers with Workers’ Memorial Day


And finally, even the Department of Labor got in on the act, issuing a Workers Memorial Day statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt.

The World

This was just a review of articles from news outlets in the United States. For worldwide Workers Memorial Day news, check out the Hazards Aprils 28 page here.


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